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When using an on-demand media streaming system on top of a network with Multicast support, it is sometimes more efficient to use broadcast to distribute popular content. There has been a lot of research in broadcasting on-demand content to multiple, asynchronous receivers. In this paper, we propose a family of novel, practical techniques for broadcasting on-demand media, which achieve lowest known server/network bandwidth usage and I/O efficient client buffer management, while retaining the simplicity of a frame-based single channel scheme.
Waldvogel, Marcel; Deng, Wei; and Janakiraman, Ramaprabhu, "Fuzzycast: Media Broadcasting for Multiple Asynchronous Receivers" Report Number: WUCS-01-02 (2001). All Computer Science and Engineering Research.